Kodiak cruises

Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak is a heaven for all kinds of wildlife. The island is two thirds national park and is dedicated to the protection of its native brown bears, 250 species of birds and six kinds of Pacific salmon. Explore the good choice of bars and restaurants or join an entertaining tour of the island’s microbrewery. Discover the native heritage museums and explore breathtaking historical trails either by organised excursion or at your own pace.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Guided Wildlife Cruise

    Set off across the water in search of Alaska’s rich marine wildlife.

    Guided Wildlife Cruise

    Your high-speed boat sets a course to the breathtaking scenery of the nearby islands looking for sea otters, sea lions, harbour seals, and a multitude of sea birds including puffins, gulls, oyster catchers, guillemots and cormorants. You may even be lucky enough to spot a whale from its 360-degree observation deck. An on-board guide offers a wealth of information about Kodiak's marine wildlife, including how the sea otter has shaped Kodiak's history and ecology. Complimentary snacks will be available during the cruise.

    Guests must be able to negotiate a long ramp to board the boat, which can be steep at low tide.

    Tour code

    ADQ_005

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Kodiak Sightseeing & Russian Tea

    This tour makes an ideal introduction to the quaint, working Alaskan city.

    Kodiak Sightseeing & Russian Tea

    Head to Cannery Row, where you can learn about the importance of the fishing industry here. Then, trace the area’s Russian roots, visiting the Russian Orthodox Seminary Chapel, where a member of the clergy will explain the role the church has played in Alaskan history. At the Fisherman's Church, the Balilaka Players, a local band, perform traditional Russian music accompanied by Russian tea and treats such as borsch, Russian tea cakes and piroshi. Afterwards, a short visit will be made to Bear Town Market, where you’ll see local artists selling their wares. A scenic drive past America’s largest Coast Guard Base will take you to back to your ship.

    This tour involves minimal walking but the venues visited are not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be aged 5 years or older.

    Tour code

    ADQ_001

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2¾ hours

  • Kodiak Highlights

    Appreciate the different strands of Kodiak’s heritage on this illuminating excursion.

    Kodiak Highlights

    View Cannery Row and the boat harbour as you drive into the city. A browse of the Baranov Museum, examines the area’s eclectic past with a mixture of Native, Russian and American exhibits; the Alutiiq Museum offers a more in-depth look at Alaska Native culture.

    Just outside town, Fort Abercrombie State Park is a World War II historic site. The old gun emplacements and the bunker-style headquarters are fascinating, yet seems at odds with the beautiful forest scenery and views out to sea.

    This tour will operate by school bus. There is approximately 30 minutes of walking on this tour.

    Tour code

    ADQ_002

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    2¼ hours

  • Kodiak City Drive

    Enjoy a whistle-stop overview of Kodiak’s highlights on this 50-minute panoramic drive.

    Kodiak City Drive

    Cannery Row, the small boat harbour, the Baranof and Alutiiq Museums, and the Russian Orthodox Church are all on your route around the town, so too a high-water mark from the 1964 tsunami. Pause at Mill Bay Beach, with its intriguing rock formations and surrounding forest. Kodiak also has an unexpected World War II legacy and you can stop at a defensive bunker which is now a peaceful spot to admire the views out to sea.


    This tour operates by school bus. There is minimal walking on this tour.

    Tour code

    ADQ_004

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    0¾ hour

  • Fort Abercrombie State Park Nature Hike

    Explore Kodiak's irresistible beauty with a nod to its Second World War history during this scenic hike.

    Fort Abercrombie State Park Nature Hike

    Led by a guide, you’ll follow well-maintained natural and gravel trails for up to two miles, through the moss-covered trees of the verdant Alaskan rainforest. An array of seabirds and songbirds inhabits the park's coastline and whale sightings are frequently reported in this area.

    You’ll also stop by wartime bunkers that seem somehow at odds with the natural beauty and the sense of serene escapism.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    Guests must be able to hike approximately two miles over uneven ground. This tour is not advised for guests with heart, respiratory or back issues. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. It is essential to wear flat, comfortable closed-toe walking shoes or boots with a good grip, suitable for walking over rough, uneven and wet ground.<\strong>

    Tour code

    ADQ_003

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    2½ hours